Saturday, September 06, 2008

DailyKos Diarist Needs Your Help With " Community Organizers " Ad For TV

   As you all know by now. John McCain and the rest of the Republicans at their convention had pretty much made a mockery of the work that community organizers do from day to day.

    DKos diarist  ourhispanicvoices has put together a video,which may well be on its way to the TV and cable networks, highlighting some of the work that past community organizer have done.

   Dig into your wallets and show a little love by sending some cash to The money will help with the ad buys.

   I think that if this ad is put on television, the Republicans will have one major headache, so let's do it!

    The 30-second ad follows

New Video About John McCain

  I'm not really sure how new this video is, but it is a hoot!

   While browsing around the Internet, I ran across a site called which features this video.

  Pass it around for a decent laugh.

John McCain And Republican Deceivers

  There is an interesting Op-Ed in the New York Times by Op-Ed columnist Bob Herbert which you may find interesting. I know that I did.

    Mr. Herbert writes about the Republican National Convention and the fact that the majority of talk was nothing but deception produced by the McCain camp and the GOP in general. What would we expect from those fuck's in the first place?


   If there was one pre-eminent characteristic of the Republican convention this week, it was the quality of deception. Words completely lost their meaning. Reality was turned upside down.

   From the faux populist gibberish mouthed by speaker after speaker, you would never have known that the Republicans have been in power over the past several years and used that titanic power to lead the country to its present sorry state.

If there were any good ideas at this convention of mostly rich and mostly right-wing delegates about how to haul the country out of this mess that the G.O.P. has gotten it into, they were kept well hidden. Perhaps they were tucked away behind the more prominently displayed creationism and “just-say-no to global warming” documents.

  So what does any of this have to do with John McCain?

It stretches the mind almost to the breaking point to think of John McCain as an agent of substantive change. He once believed that Phil Gramm was the most qualified person in the United States to be president. And he now believes that Sarah Palin is the most qualified to be vice president.

That is not the fault of Mr. Gramm or Ms. Palin. But it sure tells us a lot about the judgment of John McCain.

For most voters, the No. 1 issue in this campaign is the financial struggle facing working families that are trying to cope with job losses, declining wages, the high cost of health care, home foreclosures, bankruptcies and the like.

To a great extent these problems are the result of national policies, forged under Republican rule, that overwhelmingly favored the interests of the very wealthy over working people.

  Keep in mind that Mr. McCain has supported the majority of the Bush policy and has most certainly been looking out for his rich friends. John McCain has voted against the middle class and the poor on a very consistent basis. He does not have yours and my best interest at heart. McCain is change that we do not need as there is no change with John McBush, only worse times ahead.

Senator McCain has been a virtuoso at schmoozing and using the press, which he once jokingly referred to as his base. Much of the press has eagerly collaborated in the idea of him as an outsider, a maverick — in some sense an American everyman. But Mr. McCain, who has been in Washington for more than a quarter of a century, was always embedded with the forces on the side of the corporate aristocracy.

He didn’t just stumble into the toxic relationships that got him into trouble with the Keating Five. And there was a reason for the closeness of his bond with Phil Gramm.

The populists’ garb hangs awkwardly on the frame of John McCain. Everyman he ain’t.

GOP Plans On You Being Ignorant And Un-Informed

  You should know by now that ignorance is what the Republicans hope for when election time comes around, and thus far, they have been blessed with an abundance of ignorance by the American people. This is the only way that they can win an election, coupled with vote fraud.


How Little They Think of Us

by paradox Sat Sep 06, 2008

[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster.]

There was a time, not so long ago, when the collapse/government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac was simply unthinkable, impossible, these were semi-quasi capitalist dealers in the most stable of markets, mortgage dealers and brokers in the United States, a safe, stable, consistently rational cash machine if there ever was one.  Now both of those corporations are busted, along with the other once-unthinkable events of $4.00 gas, 4,000 dead in Iraq for lies, and the President trapped in DC from searing shame, shunned even at his own Party’s convention.

No one in living memory has ever seen a VP pick chosen without vetting her, either, but the myriad of extraordinarily new and painful events assailing America has never meant dick to Republicans as long as they get elected.  The new records for those without health insurance, the record rate of ice melt at the poles from global warming, the ever-growing army of the unemployed, why, they had as much chance as being acknowledged during Hate Week--speech after speech of personal vitriolic attacks called the Republican Convention--as John McCain’s marital history.

As if to cheerfully sprinkle acid on the open wounds of the country John McCain lied without compunction about Barack Obama’s record and tax proposals, right after his campaign grossly insulted the intelligence of field mice by proclaiming Sarah Palin obtained foreign policy experience by osmosis (living close to Russia) and collaborating with the Alaska National Guard, a childish lie any four-year-old wouldn’t be stupid enough to try.

Instantly battered and buffeted in a hurricane of rightfully earned scorn and contempt at the laughable stabs at any political legitimacy at all, in any country, the McCain campaign then amazingly whined that it was the American journalism corps, yes, that enabling warmongering corporate gaggle of nauseating kiss-assers, why, they were the ones smearing Sarah Palin.

John McCain recently hired the stinking, odious consultants who racially smeared him using one of his adopted children (Jesus save us) in the 2000 campaign.  John McCain and the Republicans have earned the right to judge others on the horrors of smearing, you see.

Possessing no shame in the least, the McCain "campaign" then punked the American "journalism" corps, putting a total lockdown on not only questions to Palin, but any questions at all about Palin, to anyone.  Republicans yesterday spun this as smart move, saying more of this utter humiliation to America would hurt McCain and the country, an authoritarian mendacious repressive creep who can’t even answer questions from sycophants is what the country gets for Vice President, just shut up and take it, Americans.

The total contempt and scorn for any dignity at all for any American citizen from the McCain "campaign" and the American "journalism" corps knows no putrid depths.  How little they think of us, utterly stupid tools of manipulative capitalism, worth nothing more than snotty denial for the all the pain, death and servitude we’re put through.

As stated before, the United States wallows in this contemptible clown show of politics because we have a screaming joke of a "journalism" corps, McCain and the Republicans have watched for years as Bush was enabled of anything, including another Vietnam, for Chrissakes, with the most childish of lies and rationalizations, they know full well they can get away with it.

I watched the odious Brian Williams last night, he who drives a $400,000 Porsche in the employ of General Electric, perform a laughably shallow "coverage" of the day’s political events that could not have lasted more than 300 seconds, the last shameful story of the wrong Walter Reid image used in McCain’s speech missing even that context, meandering around the ludicrous repeat (!) of the green background instead. Perky, pretty, and empty-headed Kelly O’Donnell yapped the McCain campaign still had Palin under total lockdown, as if the outrage were just the color of her dress.

After this ludicrously empty and stupid political reporting, inform the viewers we’re still on our knees to McCain and Republicans, willing to undergo any humiliation to pretend we report news and truth?  Heavens no.

McCain is behind in several Bush win states, is 72 years old, has lying stupid VP who can’t even talk to the press, lies like a carpet whenever he can himself, and has no solution for any of the crises assailing America that he himself is greatly responsible for, hell, he won’t even bring them up in his acceptance speech!

Not even NBC can let you get away with that, John McCain.  You and the American journalism corps are about to find out what happens when you hold the people of America is such shameful contempt, we are not idiots, and nothing is going to stop Barack Obama from being elected President, not after these latest outrages of contempt for our souls and citizenship.

  One thing that we need to do is to get all of those younger citizens of voting age registered to vote and then to the voting booth in November. The younger voters are a major key to Obama getting into the White House.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Joe Biden Rips McCain Speech

   I was wondering how long it would take to hear from Joe Biden.

6.1 Percent: Jobless Rate At Five Year High

  Yet that gutter crawler over on the GOP side of the fence wants you to make him the next president of the United States?  Our job rates and this economy as a whole would not be in this currant mess if Senators such as McCain would not have voted for the bad bills which came before them. In McCain's case, that would be when he actually bothered to show up for work. This old man supported most of the Republican bills and ideas which have fucked this country up and he does not need a table in the White House!

                      Yahoo News

The jobless rate jumped to 6.1 percent in August, from 5.7 percent in July. And, employers cut payrolls for the eighth month in a row. Job losses in June and July turned out to be much deeper. The economy lost a whopping 100,000 jobs in June and another 60,000 in July, according to revised figures. Previously, the government reported job losses at 51,000 in each of those months.

So far this year, job losses totaled 605,000.

Wachovia Corp., Ford Motor Co., Tyson Foods Inc. and Alcoa Inc. were among the companies announcing job cuts in August. GMAC Financial Services this week said it would lay off 5,000 workers.

Job losses in August were widespread, the government report showed.

Factories cut 61,000 jobs, with housing-related manufacturers and automakers among the hardest hit. Construction firms eliminated 8,000 jobs, retailers axed 20,000 slots, professional and business services slashed 53,000 positions and leisure and hospitality got rid of 4,000. Those losses swamped employment gains in the government, education and health.

Job losses at all private employers — not including government — came to 101,000 in August. 

Obama and McCain Polling Numbers

  The following numbers do not take McCain's RNC speech into account.


The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows the beginning of John McCain’s convention bounce and the race is essentially back where it was before Barack Obama’s bounce. Obama now attracts 46% of the vote while McCain earns 45%. When "leaners" are included, it’s Obama 48%, McCain 46%

Both Obama and McCain are now viewed favorably by 57% of the nation’s voters (see trends). However, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is viewed favorably by 58%--a point more than either Presidential hopeful. Forty percent (40%) have a Very Favorable opinion of her.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of voters now believe that McCain made the right choice when he picked Palin to be his running mate while 32% disagree. By way of comparison, 47% said that Obama made the right choice by picking Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate. Voters are evenly divided as to whether Palin or Obama has the better experience to be President.

  I do believe that the Obama camp has to start slapping both McCain and Palin a little bit harder on the issues and both of their records.

John McCains RNC Speech: Republican Con Job

  and that is putting it mildly.

    I had to drink a pot of coffee just to keep my attention on what McCain was saying, which wasn't a whole lot. His piece of shit speech was directed at nobody but his conservative base and to have the nerve to say that the Republicans are the change that this country needs after it has been eight years of Republicans who have fucked things up in the first place? John McCain is the second incarnation of George Bush. Make no mistake about it.


With the pick of Sarah Palin, McCain's told the world he's more conservative than anyone feared, and if he wins, he'll do everything he can to appoint Supreme Court justices in the mold of Scalia and Thomas, overturn Roe v Wade and restart the culture wars and re-fight the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, and by the sound of the speech last night any other war he can get his hands on. He wants a base election not because he believes in it, but because he will do anything, anything, to win, including sell his soul on live television to the religious right. This is a man that puts ambition over country and over family, and it was as plain as the humorless and mean-spirited speeches throughout the convention. 

So this man who has been a creature in and of Washington for decades, who voted with Bush 95% of the time, who supported him on Iraq and on the economy, now wants to convince the country that the problem is Republicans (yes, we know that, Senator), and so therefore the solution is  - wait for it - Republicans. Riiight. That will go over well with the country. Easy sell.

    the sad thing in this whole election and especially after his boring, say nothing speech, McCain could pull a win off. The video of the flag waving in the back ground and his story of his time in Vietnam will get some of the so called patriots to cast a vote for him.

  Oh, and did you know that McCain was a POW?

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Signs Of Hope and Change

  Here is another Barack Obama video for you. Hey! They're better than anything the McCain camp has to offer! This video should be a campaign ad.

Pass it along.

Barack Obama: The Republican National Convention

  Democrat Barack Obama had a few words about the Republican's convention and what they are and are not saying to anyone watching their conservative line of bullshit.

  Barack was in York, Pennsylvania today and said...


   and we also get this from the Obama campaign.

   "The speech that Governor Palin gave was well delivered, but it was written by George Bush's speechwriter and sounds exactly like the same divisive, partisan attacks we've heard from George Bush for the last eight years. If Governor Palin and John McCain want to define 'change' as voting with George Bush 90% of the time, that's their choice, but we don't think the American people are ready to take a 10% chance on change."  Source


Palin/McCain= McBush

  McCain's people certainly did their utmost in picking someone to help carry on the Bush polices in choosing Sarah Palin as McCain's V.P. pick. After her speech last night, it is obvious to anyone with an I.Q. over 1 that she is just another lying, deceptive conservative who would help McCain complete his 3rd Bush term mission.

Red Wind at DKos has a little more on this.

Many suspected it, and Wednesday night served as proof; John McCain picked a running mate that is able to do something that he can’t: read a teleprompter.

The bar was set very low for the small-town mayor turned small-state governor turned last-minute Republican VP pick, so it should surprise no one that Sarah Palin was able to meet and in some ways exceed expectations. Still, Palin, who is reported to have practiced this speech for over six hours, was an impressive mouthpiece for a litany of Republican attacks—especially impressive when you consider that the McCain team wrote most of the speech for someone else.

And since the speech was supposedly drafted for another mouth, it is not surprising that Palin’s primetime coming out party did little to introduce the McVeep to American voters. (And why would you want to spend any more time talking about a woman, Palin, under investigation for possible abuse of gubernatorial power, a woman with close ties to oil lobbyists and to indicted Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, a woman who has fought hard for the boondoggle earmarks that McCain says he’s against, a woman that is opposed to reproductive choice, even in cases of rape and incest, a woman who has ties to a party that advocates Alaskan secession—through violence, if necessary—a woman who demanded personal loyalty oaths from public officials, tried to ban books from the public library, and raised taxes as mayor and as governor?) It did, however, remind all of us why the last decade of Republican domination has been such an abject failure.

For Sarah Palin chose neither to provide a substantive defense of the Bush-Cheney policies that she and McCain plan to continue, or offer any examples of what another four years of Republican “leadership” might do differently. Instead, Palin offered better than a half-hour of partisan, Karl Rove-style attacks—as rife with flat-out lies as they were with snide, cynical jokes.

Palin lied about her support for the “Bridge to Nowhere” (she was for it before she was against it). Palin lied about Obama’s record as a legislator (Obama has authored or helped pass ethics reform, healthcare expansion, aid for wounded vets, incentives for alternative energy, safeguards against “loose nukes,” and a system to put federal funding details in a searchable database). And Palin joined with other Republican speakers on Wednesday night to belittle the hard and important work of community organizers everywhere (community organizing is not only noble work, often for no or low pay, that requires a day-in-day-out connection with people not privileged enough to have private jets to sell on eBay, community organizing was hailed by none other than President George H.W. Bush).

Indeed, it was perhaps most stunning that a woman billed (ad nauseam) as a “Hockey Mom” and as “relate-able” spent so much time acting just like all the other millionaires and billionaires who took the Xcel Center stage before her. (The combined worth of Meg Whitman, Mitt Romney, Carly Fiorina, and Rudolph Giuliani currently tops $4 billion—more than the gross national product of any of over a third of the world’s countries.) For, while Palin’s choreographed sniping might have won her cheers from the diehard Republicans inside the hall, it only helped accentuate the distance between her and the America she hopes to help govern. Wednesday night thus served to demonstrate not that Sarah Palin is fit to lead us into the future, but that she, like her soul mate, John McCain, is closely aligned with the failed Bush-era politics of division and destruction. Sarah, like John, is more of McSame.

Perhaps, then, it should come as no surprise that Palin did such a good job mouthing Republican insiders’ boilerplate rhetoric. No surprise at all.

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(cross-posted on capitoilette and The Seminal)

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Sarah Palin, You're A Disgrace


Governor Palin, You're A Disgrace

by Angry Mouse Wed Sep 03, 2008

What an embarrassment.

This year, we witnessed history.  A woman ran for president and received 18 million votes from a citizenry that made clear it is indeed ready to consider serious women candidates seriously.

And you, Governor Palin, are making a mockery of that message.

As has been noted by many -- from activists to members of Congress -- you, Governor Palin, are no Hillary Clinton.

But, worse than that, you are a disgrace to the culmination of 200 years of women's struggle that Hillary Clinton represents.

You did not work at the Children's Defense Fund, fighting to secure rights for children.

Instead, you used your line-item veto to strike funding for programs that assist teenage mothers.

You did not revamp the education system of an entire state -- though you are governor of a state in which the illiteracy rate is astronomically high.

Instead, your claim to reformer fame is your activities at the PTA.

You have not traveled overseas to speak in dozens of countries about the rights of women.

You did not stand on a stage among half a dozen men and make the case to the America people for why you are qualified to lead this nation.

You did not receive 18 million votes of confidence.  In fact, you were nearly recalled as mayor of your tiny Alaskan town.

You have not stood up for reproductive freedom or even reproductive education. 

Instead, you have championed ignorance. 

And the proof of your failure lives under your very own roof.

You have agreed to accept a nomination for which you are wholly, indisputably unqualified.  And in so doing, you have allowed yourself to become the punchline to a very bad joke.

Except that this isn't a joke, Governor Palin.  This is our country's future.  And while we have certainly found amusement in the disaster that appears to have been your "vetting process," it's really not funny.

The American people continue to learn new and alarming facts about you, but you already knew these facts when you accepted this position:

• You already knew that you were under investigation for ethical violations. 

• You already knew that you turned your town's budget surplus into a deficit before you moved on. 

• You already knew of your close involvement with indicted Senator Ted Stevens. 

• You already knew the carwash business of which you and your husband were part owners was shut down by the government for failure to comply with regulations. 

• You already knew that your husband was a member of a radical political party that advocates secession from the United States. 

• You already knew that your teenage daughter was pregnant. 

And you damn well know, Governor Palin, that as governor, you have not made any decisions whatsoever regarding the overseas deployment and activities of the Alaska National Guard.

And you damn well know, Governor Palin, that despite your geographical proximity to Russia, you have never been involved in foreign relations with Russia.

You know that, Governor Palin.

And you damn well know that despite your cynical attempt to link your name to the success of Hillary Clinton, you also said that you would not vote for her. 

The fight for women's equality is a long and continuous struggle.  And you, Governor Palin, are clearly on the wrong side of history.  While we fight to prove that we deserve to be taken seriously, your willingness to be on this presidential ticket at this time makes a mockery of that struggle. 

And now, although you chastised Hillary Clinton for "whining" about unfair and sexist treatment by the media, because Senator McCain's campaign -- your campaign -- cannot answer the myriad legitimate questions surrounding your vetting process and qualifications, it has instead accused the media, the Democrats, and Obama's campaign of sexism.

And you damn well know, Governor Palin, that just isn't true.

Your own party adamantly opposes affirmative action, and yet, tonight you will stand on a stage and accept the nomination for vice president of your party, a nomination for which you are unprepared and unqualified and which you did not earn and do not deserve.

This is not why Hillary Clinton ran for president, and it is certainly not why 18 million of us voted for her.  We were not drawn to her because she won a beauty pageant; we were drawn to her because we believed that decades of work and service and education gave her the wisdom and experience to be able to lead our country out of its current darkness.

That, Governor Palin, was why we stood with Hillary Clinton.

Your candidacy makes a mockery of Hillary Clinton's campaign.  It makes a mockery of those who supported her.  It makes a mockery of decades and centuries of women who were beaten and jailed, who fought with all their might for a day when there would be no more glass ceilings.

You, Governor Palin, are not a continuation of that legacy.  You are an insult to that legacy.

Shame on you, Governor Palin.  Shame on you.

Republican National Convention " Live "

  In case you wanted to Hear Governor Palin and the rest of the comedy cast!

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Tucker Bounds Can't Answer Questions About Sarah Palin's Experience

  If this whole thing wasn't a serious issue, this shit would be funny. Tucker Bounds was asked what kind of national security experience does Sarah Palin have, and the answer is...


Monday, September 01, 2008

RNC Attempting To Quiet Protesters!

  Freedom of speech seems to be getting tossed to the wayside at the Republican National Convention. This trampling on our rights can not stand!


LINK! Democracy Now's Amy Goodman arrested @ RNC!

by smartinez Mon Sep 01, 2008

Freedom of the Press is really in danger folks. I mean really in danger. Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! has been arrested today while covering the RNC convention and the corresponding protests. A number of senior DN! producers have also been detained. The program - in its 12th year is a go-to resource for those of us who want the news that MSM refuses to cover in depth.
This is how they quell dissent, clampdown on the free flow of information and make an example out of those who dare to speak truth to power. Call who you need to call, make your voices heard.

Here's the link

and Pacifica announcement

  And to think that there are actually live Americans who approve of this shit! The police state is live and well in Minneapolis.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

John McCain Playing Natural Disaster Politics

  Only a low budget creep such as John McCain and the Republican Party would make plans to hold his acceptance speech in a disaster area, using the suffering residents images for a background photo-op. Should you and I be surprised? Nah!


John McCain was not looking forward to this convention, and when the opportunity came along to do something very different, something that could not be readily compared to the incredibly successful Democratic National Convention, the impulsive McCain leapt at the chance. The McCain campaign already has a name for it: "Gustavication." According to a "GOP operatives" interviewed by The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza:

"As long as we properly handle the Gustavication of the convention, it may be a positive," said one GOP operative. He added that with the exception of speeches by Palin and McCain "everything else is just an opportunity to make a mistake or distract from the historic nature of the ticket."

Another strategist echoed that sentiment. "Now the Republican brand out there is not so bad," he said. "The does-Bush-help-or-hurt question doesn't need to be asked or answered. And we won't be compared to the (Obama speech) 90,000-person spectacle. And most important this gives Palin time to get her feet under her."

You can almost hear the glee in their voices. A million Americans are fleeing and may soon be homeless, and Republicans are rubbing their hands together with glee.    Read More..

  Go for it John and put another nail in your coffin!

Step On John McCain's Throat

  You and I have already witness the bad judgement which John McCain possesses on more than one occasion since the old man began his quest for the White House. Bad judgement and bad ideas, when he has any concrete ones, is not what America needs in the White House. We have enough problems without having to worry about some senile old fool getting us all fucked up because he can't remember what he's supposed to be doing or because he pushes the red button by accident thinking that it is the call button for his nurse.

  The last bit of evidence that McCain is unfit to be President? Sarah Palin of Alaska. Talk about lack of judgement!

  Time to get real mean with John McCain. Go for the throat and don't let up, Barack! You may wish to hold some more of those town-hall meetings in places where you aren't so popular in order to educate the mislead.

  Time to go nuclear on John McCain before he has the chance to get America nuked.